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2008 Ford F150
In This Article:
Various bolts are removed and electrical connectors are disconnected.
The door panel is lifted up and the door release cable
Skill Level: 3 (Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 45 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
Taking the door panel
off this 2008 F150 was a complicated job.
door panel has nine fasteners, two clips and a
latch cable that I had to remove.
I call it overkill.
(The red arrows point to
all the fasteners.)
I used a small flat
screwdriver to pry off the cover above the
That is when I noticed the notch (red arrow)
that the was molded into the panel for a
screwdriver to pry off the panel the rest of the
There were 4
electrical connectors on this switch panel.
This was only four inches
away from the two
bolts near the latch... that's a lot of
fasteners pretty close together.
I found another
notch (red arrow) for a place to start
prying on the grille.
arrow shows one of the tabs.
The red arrow shows
the slots the tabs go into.
These required a 5.5mm or 7/32
This is something I never seen before... the two
plastic screw clips at the bottom need to
The top screw clips can stay.
At this point the door panel was completely
separated from the truck.
can see the hooks that are molded into the
Then using a 10mm socket I would remove the
nuts (red arrows) holding the mirror to the
metal door shell.
Important! Have a helper hold the mirror or it
and cause damage.
This cover hooks in at the bottom.
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Written May 14, 2009